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Baker Botts is a globally respected law firm with 725 lawyers and 14 international offices. We are driven by the highest ethical and professional standards. This professionalism, combined with industry knowledge and insights and our understanding of the law, helps us to deliver effective, innovative solutions for our clients. For more than 175 years, Baker Botts has delivered results-oriented services, establishing us as a leading law firm. Our reputation is complemented by our leadership in government, the judiciary and our communities. Regardless of size, sector or jurisdiction of a client, our commitment is to help achieve their business objectives.

Baker Botts represents businesses from a wide array of industries including defense, aerospace, information technology, healthcare, cyber security and more in all matters relating to government contracting. While our practice includes “traditional” government contracts matters, we are also well-suited to address our clients’ new and exceptional challenges in today’s rapidly-changing government procurement environment. We draw on expertise from our government contracts, international trade controls, white collar investigations intellectual property, and other relevant practices to provide seamless representation to clients when working with government agencies in the U.S. or abroad.

Our lawyers are adept at resolving claims and disputes through negotiation or, when necessary, through litigation or ADR. We effectively represent clients before the various Boards of Contract Appeals and the COFC. We also are experienced in resolving related commercial disputes, including prime contractor/subcontractor litigation and arbitration.

We have extensive experience in conducting internal investigations, as well as defending clients in government audits, fraud investigations, criminal and civil prosecutions, and qui tam False Claims Act litigation.

Developing and licensing intellectual property under government contracts is governed by a unique set of regulations. Our lawyers have extensive experience is assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property rights when dealing with the government.

There are special concerns when corporate transactions involve government contractors. Our government contracts lawyers are experienced in conducting the necessary due diligence, as well as securing necessary approvals from the appropriate government officials to get the deal done, including CFIUS and security reviews and approvals. We also counsel clients concerning transnational contract and subcontract agreements, joint ventures, sales and distribution agreements and technology transfer and license agreements.